The Family Centre
The Family Centre provides Roots and Wings workers into our school. They are a valuable resource to help support children and youth who are at risk of having unsuccessful school experiences.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Boys and Girls Clubs
Big Brothers Big Sisters Boys and Girls Clubs provides mentorship programs to our Division II students and in collaboration with ME LaZerte School. Our students get the opportunity to build a positive academic friendship with a positive role model from our community.
Edmonton Immigrant Services Association
At EISA, we assist and support you when you just come to Canada; we help you integrate into the communities and access community resources and available services along this journey. They see our communities as a whole picture, so they offer programs and services that help all categories of newcomers. They bring all these services to community schools and libraries. Therefore, you can easily find us in your community and get the information and support that meet your needs.
e4c Nutrition Program
In children and youth, hunger makes it difficult to focus in school, limiting students’ ability to learn and creating health issues that will follow them for the rest of their lives.
Helping food security is one of e4c’s main focus areas, because they understand the impact hunger has on people. That’s why they are involved in initiatives like our School Nutrition programs, where together with the community we are able to support over 6,000 children each day by providing healthy breakfasts, mid-morning or afternoon snacks and lunch.
Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness and Learning Society (CAAWLS)
CAAWLS is privileged to work with many schools in and around Edmonton to provide Animal Assisted Education (AAE) and Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) programs. Some of these programs focus on improving literacy, others focus on stress relief in highly competitive academic classes, while others are simply mental health awareness programs.
Most of the school programs consist of the same human-animal teams visiting on a weekly basis, and working with a teacher or counselor to meet specific goals with a small set of selected students.
Vinnie is in the building every Thursday! He is a deaf wellness dog and visits students (by choice). To tell you our students are waiting for him Thursday mornings would be an understatement. We are so lucky to have Vinnie as part of the #balwinfamily